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Filamentous Algae Demo

Filamentous algae on a pond.
Filamentous Algae

Filamentous algae is actually single algae cells that form long visible chains, threads, or filaments. These filaments intertwine forming a mat that resembles wet wool. Filamentous algae starts growing along the bottom in shallow water or attached to structures in the water (like rocks or other aquatic plants). Often, filamentous algae floats to the surface forming large mats, which are commonly referred to as “Pond scums.” There are many species of filamentous algae and often more than one species will be present at the same time in the pond. For more information, and to see control results for filamentous algae, view the PDF below.
Filamentous Algae Control Demo on Spring Fed Pond